Your body is the battery – the future of wearables has just been revealed

Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have made great strides that could change the shape of consumption technology in the next 5 to 10 years. The researchers have developed a low-cost wearable that uses thermoelectric generators to extract energy from the human body, as published in the journal Peer-reviewed Science Advances.

The proof of concept – the ring pictured above – uses a stretched material called polyimine with several thermoelectric chips inserted, connected by molten metal wires.